Jane’s novels (see post dated 17th
September), one of my Regency novellas is getting a new lease of life. Marry in Haste has been released for
Kindle and I’m thrilled to have it out there again, so easily available for
one of those stories that’s been through a lot.
It was actually the very first thing I ever wrote and started life as a
potential Mills & Boon historical.
Back then I was naive enough to think I could “dash off” an M & B
novel without any problems, but of course that wasn’t the case and I learned my
lesson. Many years later, I went back to
it and (being somewhat wiser) cut it down to novella size. Luckily it was then accepted for publication
by D C Thomson’s My Weekly Pocket Novel
series and later as a large print novella.
it’s great to be moving with the times and I hope that it will appeal to fans
of the Regency genre who perhaps fancy a shorter story to fill the time in
between longer ones. Here is the blurb:-
‘I need to marry, and I need to marry at once!’
When James, Viscount
Demarr confides in an acquaintance at a ball one evening, he has no idea that
the potential solution to his problems stands so close at hand …
Amelia Ravenscroft is
the granddaughter of an earl and is desperate to escape her aunt’s home where
she has endured a life of drudgery, whilst fighting off the increasingly bold
advances of her lecherous cousin. She boldly proposes a marriage of
And Amelia soon proves
herself a perfect fit for the role of Lady Demarr. But James has doubts and
his blossoming feelings are blighted by suspicions regarding Amelia’s past.
Will they find, all
too painfully, that to marry in haste is to repent at leisure?
Labels: Christina Courtenay, kindle book, Marry in Haste, Regency novella